Pro Kabaddi League 2017: Bengaluru Bulls shift their home matches to Nagpur

Bengaluru Bulls said in a statement that their home matches scheduled to be held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium will now be played at Nagpur's Mankapur Indoor Stadium.

PTI July 19, 2017 08:04:40 IST
Pro Kabaddi League 2017: Bengaluru Bulls shift their home matches to Nagpur

Bengaluru: Bengaluru Bulls has shifted their home matches of the fifth edition of Pro Kabaddi League to Nagpur, the franchise announced on Tuesday.

The Bulls said in a statement that their home matches scheduled to be held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium will now be played at Nagpur's Mankapur Indoor Stadium.

Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Bengaluru Bulls shift their home matches to Nagpur

Bengaluru Bulls team in training before PKL 2017. Twitter/@BengaluruBulls

The league starting 28 July has seen a last minute change of venue due to the unavailability of the Kanteerava Stadium.

Unfortunately, the Department of Youth Empowerment and Services, that manages the stadium bookings, has not yet responded to the long pending request of deploying the venue for the Kabaddi matches.

Bengaluru Bulls were scheduled to play in the city from 4-10 August.

Expressing his disappointment, CEO of WL Sports League, Uday Sinh Wala said, "We are very disappointed to announce that Bengaluru Bulls will not be playing in their home turf this season. We have not yet received necessary permissions to host the matches on the required dates despite our incessant efforts."

"We shall come back next year and hopefully play on our home turf, keeping the excitement and thrill of the tournament intact. Despite not playing in Bengaluru this season, we look forward to the immeasurable support from all our fans which will help motivate the team and keep their morale high as we take a step forward in our journey in an effort to lift the Cup in this fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League," he added.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC seek change of fortunes against struggling Odisha FC
Sports

ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC seek change of fortunes against struggling Odisha FC

BFC have not won in their last six games of which they have lost five. After the exit of Carles Cuadrat, interim coach Naushad Moosa has not been able to turn things around.

ISL 2020-21: Kerala Blasters look to continue good run with win over FC Goa
Sports

ISL 2020-21: Kerala Blasters look to continue good run with win over FC Goa

Kerala Blasters are enjoying a much better phase in the ISL. With their victory against Bengaluru FC, Kibu Vicuna's team grabbed seven points from their last three games compared to six in their first nine matches.

ISL 2020-21: Erik Paartalu's late equaliser helps Bengaluru FC hold Odisha FC to 1-1 stalemate
Sports

ISL 2020-21: Erik Paartalu's late equaliser helps Bengaluru FC hold Odisha FC to 1-1 stalemate

Paartalu struck in the 82nd minute after Diego Mauricio had put Odisha in front in the eighth minute.